Opportunities for personal and professional development are available throughout the year. Membership and committee meetings offer information exchanges and networking with human service professionals. A variety of seminars and workshops covering topics relevant and timely to our industry provide educational and training opportunities to staff in all positions of member organizations. For more than 30 years, the NJACP Annual Conference has been New Jersey’s most informative and comprehensive event dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live fully engaged lives in the community. The conference offers educational opportunities and multiple forums for policy makers, professionals, direct support professionals, families, self-advocates and educators to explore best practices in the field. Excellence in service and leadership is recognized through the Outstanding Service Awards providing a forum to celebrate the accomplishments of professionals statewide.